It’s great to be able to share with you, Dark Country Road, the second single from the new Mr. & Mrs. Smith album, Taxidermy: Brought Back To Life.As is the blocSonic usual, this single is packed with terrific non-album exclusives; remixes, alternate versions and even a great rock cover by Norval & Alix.Once again, thanks goes out to Hollis Smith and everyone involved with the single!Of course, thanks once again to you for downloading & listening. We always strive to deliver the... Topics: maxbloc, blocsonic, flac, mp3, ogg, indie, folk, mr. & mrs. smith
About a year ago we introduced you to the contemporary folk sounds of Hollis Smith aka Mr. & Mrs. Smith via our INTRO compilation series. Today, I’m happy to say that we’ve got new music for you!“Taxidermy” is the first single from Mr. & Mrs. Smith’s debut blocSonic album Taxidermy: Brought Back To Life, which is set for release next Tuesday, February 10th. Hollis has gotten together with a few collaborators to make this first single something quite special! We hope you enjoy... Topics: maxbloc, blocsonic, flac, mp3, ogg, indie, folk, mr. & mrs. smith
At this point, I hope that you’ve been able to listen to and enjoy Nic’s latest album, A Quiet Age, and the first single Elle va au Japon. If you haven’t, be sure and do so once you’ve checked out this great new single that’s packed with previously unreleased goodies, including a new remix by Public Enemy producer, C-Doc!Thanks again to Nic, it’s been a pleasure to be able to release your music at blocSonic! Thanks to Michael Connolly and C-Doc for being part of Apace. Finally,... Topics: maxbloc, blocsonic, flac, mp3, ogg, ambient, shoegaze, indie, folk, nic bommarito, c-doc, the...
Wanting to prepare something special to go along with the release of Taxidermy: Brought Back To Life, Mr. & Mrs. Smith got a few friends involved in the creation of a bonus album. Trophies is a gem of a release that features a great selection of new songs, an alternate version, a few covers and a remix. Definitely a must hear for fans!A very special thank you to everyone involved with Trophies! Thanks also to Hollis Smith for a terrific February packed with great music!Of course, thanks... Topics: maxbloc, blocsonic, flac, mp3, ogg, indie, folk, mr. & mrs. smith
We’re back with another one for you… number 29 in our excellent, genre-busting netBloc series! For this one we pulled together netaudio from Canada, France, Hungary, Minneapolis, The Netherlands, New Jersey, Richmond, Sweden and the UK. What you’ll find is nothing less than back to back gems. As always, this netBloc release is designed to both introduce the newbie to the netaudio scene and to provide a quick way for netaudio listeners to catch up on what’s new. In addition to the... Topics: blocsonic, netbloc, hip-hop, folk, indie, pop, indie-pop, electro-pop, trip-hop, idm
I first heard the unique country-soaked folk sounds of Hollis Smith aka Mr. & Mrs Smith back in 2013 via WFMU’s Free Music Archive. Immediately I was drawn to the directness and integrity of the music. While I’m not usually a country fan, there are artists who exude an honesty in their music that gives their sound a more universal quality. For me, Johnny Cash was one of those artists and Mr. & Mrs. Smith is also.Long time blocSonic listeners may already be familiar with the Mr.... Topics: blocsonic, flac, mp3, ogg, indie, folk, country, blues, mr. & mrs. smith
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been six years since the release of Nic Bommarito’s great full-length album, “Harp Fragments”. When Nic contacted me about releasing a new album at blocSonic, I had only recently visited his website to see if he had released anything new, only to be disappointed. So, suffice it to say that his desire to release new music at blocSonic was a terrific surprise to me. There are a few artists in the Creative Commons community who never let you down... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, flac, mp3, ogg, ambient, shoegaze, indie, folk, nic bommarito
Back in December of 2012 we released our 40th netBloc compilation and on that compilation we featured a great track called District 65 by Lofiuser. Today I have the pleasure of presenting to you Radiant Jaguar, his debut for this humble label… a great new EP containing what he likes to refer to as Psychedelic Folk IDM. Five tracks that are sure to find themselves on hot rotation for quite a few of you!A very special thanks to Jeff aka Lofiuser for such a terrific blocSonic debut! Welcome to... Topics: blocsonic, flac, mp3, ogg, psychedelic, folk, idm, electronic, lofiuser, boston
Once again… back is the incredible! Here we have another excellent netBloc release for you. It’s always a pleasure to bring you this monthly collection. This month we’ve got music from Basque, US, France, Russian Federation, Netherlands, Poland, UK and Canada. The music included is as always quite varied... trip-hop, rock, indie folk, hip-hop, indie pop and pure electronica. If you enjoy this collection... please burn a copy... burn a few copies if you’d like. Give them to friends.... Topics: rock, pop, electro-pop, electronic, glitch, hip-hop, trip-hop, indie-pop, indie-folk
Almost nine years since we launched the series and closing in on fifty volumes, our netBloc series remains a unique listening experience in the world of music. As it is, the #ccmusic / #netlabel community is one in which music’s primary purpose remains music itself… fame and wealth remain secondary or, for many artists, completely unthought of concerns. The netBloc series retains it’s unique position in this close-knit and friendly community as a dependable source for discovering real... Topics: netbloc, blocsonic, mp3, flac, idm, rock, pop, ogg, indie, post-punk, hip-hop, folk, space rock,...
Back in 2007, the very talented Nic Bommarito made his first blocSonic appearance on volume 3 of our netBloc series. Today I’m exceedingly pleased to present to you his debut release for this humble label, Elle va au Japon, the first single from his magnificent forthcoming album A Quiet Age which will be unleashed next Tuesday.If you’re not already familiar with Nic’s distinctive sound, get ready to hear something special. Floating somewhere in the realm of shoegaze, ambient & folk,... Topics: maxbloc, blocsonic, flac, mp3, ogg, ambient, shoegaze, indie, folk, nic bommarito, dustmotes,...